Online training and masterclasses from 18 – 24 May

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As the industry-body for the UK’s screen industries, ScreenSkills stands in solidarity with the workforce and is here to support you through these challenging times.

Training is currently only available online, but this is under constant review. Please check out our directory to see what is available now. We would be very grateful if you don’t apply for everything so that we can share the opportunities with as many people as possible. For some craft and tech training, please ensure you already have the right skillset to benefit.

Until then, between 18 and 24 May the following free training sessions and masterclasses will be run:

Monday 18 May

  • 09:00-13:00 | Introduction to rigging in Harmony, part 1 | Book
  • 09:00-13:00 | Cut-out animation in Harmony, part 1 | Book
  • 10:00-11:15 | Online training with the TV Mindset – the culture of fear in TV | Book
  • 10:00-13:00 | Introduction to 1st AD skills: working with children, part 1 | Book
  • 11:00 – 12:30 | HETV Trainee Finder 20/21 cohort and alumni - camera team meet and learn | Closed session
  • 11:30-12:45 | Industry Greats Masterclass: a masterclass in two wildly different productions with Anna Hall, documentary director | Book
  • 13:00-14:00 | Lunch with Commissioner: Joe Mace, ITV | Book
  • 15:00-16:00 | HETV Trainee Finder alumni cohort - wellbeing session | Closed session
  • 15:00-16:00 | Online workshop: understanding suicide intervention - an introduction | Book
  • 16:00-17:00 | Giving feedback to your remote animation team | Book
  • 17:00-18:00 | Directors UK workshop: directing multi-camera entertainment shows, with Liz Clare and Nikki Parsons | Book

Tuesday 19 May

  • 09:30-13:00 | Business Toolkit for Freelancers, part 1 | Book
  • 10:00-11:00 | Daily cuppa webinar | Book
  • 10:00-11:15 | Online training: BAFTA Albert, with Katy Murdoch, part 1 | Book
  • 10:00 – 15:00 | HETV Trainee Finder 20/21 cohort - safe management of production | Closed session
  • 11:00-12:00 | Career basics part 1: sorting out your skills | Book
  • 11:30-12:45 | Online training: living in lockdown and beyond, with Dr Paul Litchfield | Book
  • 12:00-13:00 | Get the Knowledge: the essentials of working with under 18’s | Book
  • 13:00-14:00 | Lunch with a Commissioner: Satmohan Panesar,ITV | Book
  • 14:30-17:00 | First aid for film freelancers: #2 mind | Book
  • 15:00-16:00 | HETV Make a Move: wellbeing session | Closed session
  • 15:00-16:00 | Online training: facing the blank page, with Hazel Marshall | Book
  • 17:00-18:00 | Directors UK workshop: multi-camera director Steve Smith | Book

 Wednesday 20 May

  • 09:30-13:00 | Business Toolkit for Freelancers, part 2
  • 10:00-11:15 | Online training: BAFTA Albert, with Katy Murdoch, part 2 | Book
  • 10:00-12:00 | Employability toolkit | Closed session
  • 10:00 – 15:00 | HETV Trainee Finder 20/21 cohort - safe management of production | Closed session
  • 11:30-12:30 | Brunch with a Commissioner: Kate Townsend and Jonny Taylor (Netflix) | Book
  • 12:00-13:00 | ITV Loves Talent: CV clinic for researchers | Book
  • 13:00-14:00 | Lunch with Commissioner: Niall Sloane and Mark Demuth, ITV | Book
  • 15:00-16:00 | Industry Greats Masterclass: directors Dan Zeff and Jessica Hobbs | Book
  • 17:00-18:00 | Directors UK workshop: multi-camera director Jan Genesis | Book

 Thursday 21 May

  • 09:00-13:00 | Learn to lead yourself: how to maximise your performance and the performance of others | Book
  • 09:30-13:00 | Business Toolkit for Freelancers, part 3
  • 10:00-11:15 | Online training: BAFTA Albert, with Katy Murdoch, part 3 | Book
  • 10:00-13:00 | Introduction to 1st AD skills: working with children, part 2
  • 10:00 – 15:00 | HETV Trainee Finder 20/21 cohort - safe management of production | Closed session
  • 11:00-12:00 | Career basics part 2: starting your CV | Book
  • 11:30-12:45 | Industry Greats Masterclass: executive producer Emma Read | Book
  • 13:00-14:00 | Lunch with Commissioner: Will Rowson, Channel 4 | Book
  • 13:00-14:00 | Online training: don’t suffer in silence - Covid-19 and your mental wellbeing with The Film and TV Charity | Book
  • 14:00-16:00 | Employability toolkit | Closed session
  • 15:00-16:00 | Online training: Navigating a new normal with Tayyaba Jordan | Book
  • 17:00-18:00 | Directors UK workshop: multi-camera directors Richard Valentine and Julia Knowles | Book

Friday 22 May

  • 09:30-13:00 | Business Toolkit for Freelancers, part 4
  • 10:00-11:15 | Online workshop: creating kindness, with Jude Spencer | Book
  • 11:15-12:45 | “Polar Bears Don’t Have Agents!”: Keeping calm through the rights minefield | Book
  • 13:00-14:00 | Daily Cuppa webinar | Book
  • 15:00-16:00 | Online training: The Wonder Women Power Hour with Ria Hebden | Book
  • 17:00-18:00 | Directors UK workshop: multi-camera director Barbara Wiltshire | Book

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